Re: [ANN] ntfsprogs (formerly Linux-NTFS) 1.7.0beta released

Date: Mon Jan 20 2003 - 08:39:38 EST

On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 04:05:50PM +0100, Pawel Kot wrote:

> There exists a new ntfs driver called NTFS-TNG, which is present already
> in 2.5.x kernel series and it has its backport to the 2.4.x kernel series
> (you'll find it at
> This driver has no write support yet, but it allows you to overwrite the
> files, without changing their attributes and size (ie. mmap() the file,
> change the contents, write() the file). And the overwrite is considered
> safe.

Is this stable enough to allow you to put an ext2 image on an NTFS
partition and then mount that image as a r/w loopback mount from


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